Dave Chappelle was a pretty funny guy a few years back, but then he disappeared. Wondering what ever happened to him? So was I, and here’s what I found out:
Dave Chappelle became well-known when he started acting in Hollywood comedy films, starting with Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993). After an HBO special, he got his big break in 2003 when he was given his own TV series, called Chappelle’s Show. The series ended in 2006. During the filming of the final season, Chappelle abruptly left the set and traveled to South Africa. [Source: Dave Chappelle – Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Chappelle]
Suddenly, Chappelle was gone. In the past four years I cannot recall seeing him a single time in the media. Then, this past week (October 2010), I read that he is going to appear in the upcoming movie “Tower Heist” along with Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, and several other A-list celebrities. [Source: Heller, Corinne, http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/2010/10/gabourey-sidibe-to-star-in-tower-heist-with-ben-stiller-eddie-murphy-report-says.html]
I couldn’t help but ask myself, where has Dave Chappelle been for the past four years?
According to Chappelle, he left his show in 2006 to travel to South Africa because he still needed to mourn the loss of his father, who died in 1998. After leaving his show, he continued to do stand-up comedy, but he has been noticeably absent from major Hollywood productions. He and his wife and kids live on a farm near Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he is reportedly very happy. [Source: Dave Chappelle – Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Chappelle]
Whatever demons Dave Chappelle had to fight in 2006, it seems that he has overcome them. No word yet on when Tower Heist will be in theaters, but within the next year or two we will see the familiar face of Dave Chappelle all over the entertainment media, where it belongs.
Dave Chappelle – Wikipedia. Downloaded October 20, 2010 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Chappelle.
Heller, Corinne. “Gabourey Sidibe to star in ‘Tower Heist’ with Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, report says | OnTheRedCarpet.com.” OnTheRedCarpet.com Entertainment News. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Oct. 2010. .